I am pleased to announce that your new SLA agreements will be ready to purchase next week. We look forward to working together throughout 2018/19.
All SLAs are now for a period of three years and in 2018/19 we move into year two, allowing the LA to invest in improving technology, process and resources which deliver service improvements in partnership with schools now and into the future. If you do not renew your SLAs before 23rd March 2018, then they will be automatically renewed on your behalf.
Please ensure that all SLAs are confirmed with Governing bodies, where required, before this date as no extensions will be permitted.
New terms and conditions in relation to cancellation now apply. If it is the decision of the school to opt-out of the three year agreement, then a cancellation charge will applied to your account. This will be 20% of the annual charge plus any non-recoverable costs incurred by the LA.
Should your school be considering conversion to academy, either independently or as part of a trust - All agreements will novate to the academy, unless the council does not offer a service to academies at which point the new academy school will be free of their obligations. In this instance, the maintained school will not receive a refund of the remaining in-year balance in their closing account.
A small number of services have made significant changes to their specification, so please ensure that you download a copy of the new Schools Business Services brochure by logging on to My School Services and visiting Services > Download Brochure.
The deadline for notifying the LA of cancellation of SLAs is also Friday 23rd March 2018.
We look forward to continuing to work with you to develop the range and quality of LA services further in order to better support teaching, learning and management in schools. We would welcome collective conversations about how we can do this on either an operational or strategic level.
Should you have a query about specific services we would ask that you contact the service lead, in the first instance. You can find our contact details here: http://www.myschoolservices.co.uk/Contacts
School Services / Enterprising Warrington
Enterprising Science project - Cogent Skills' free to Year 10 and 12 Science enterprise project
Cogent Skills, in partnership with the National Careers Service and the Careers and Enterprise Company have launched their Enterprising Science project, a free-to-schools activity to inspire students about applying science to real world situations. Teachers and careers professionals, help your students to develop the enterprise and employability skills that employers are looking for and increase their knowledge of the science industry.
This is an exciting 2 part programme benefitting Year 10 or Year 12 students. [each enterprise activity is adapted to suit either Year Group]
• Part 1 - Activity Day
These interactive half day sessions will take place in school during the spring term and the content will be supported by one or more Science Industry Ambassadors.
• Part 2 - Challenge Day
Schools will select 10 students from the Activity Day to take part in a challenge day to be held at an off school site just after Easter. The challenge day will see the students engaging in an interactive enterprise challenge as well as receiving an employability skills workshop. Certificates will be awarded to all students and prizes to winning students.
There are two possible dates to for Warrington Schools to choose from:
This is a great opportunity to engage students who may be considering a career in science or for those who have little knowledge but would like to discover more about opportunities in science. It will help schools to meet Gatsby Benchmark 5 ‘Encounters with employers and employees’ in a meaningful way as students and staff will have around 10 hours contact time with Ambassadors. Please find attached more information about the project.
For more information about the project please contact: Adam Petch Careers Inspiration Co-ordinator, mobile: 07525 603473
Or register your interest with: Sharon.Mathews@cogentskills.com
Spring Term 2018 Governing Body Papers
Attached are the Spring Term 2018 agenda papers for discussion at Governing Body meetings.
The Junk Orchestra- Schools offer 2018
The Junk Orchestra is a well-established organisation offering shows, junk percussion bands and instrument building workshops for schools, festivals and birthdays. They also custom build playground instruments – called soundgardens
Please see attached flyer giving full details of the services they are currently offering to schools, or alternatively visit their website for further information: http://www.thejunkorchestra.co.uk/
Education Safeguarding January 2018 - Newsletter
Please see the attached Education Safeguarding January Newsletter which has been sent out to schools today. This newsletter covers the following topics:
· New Safeguarding Guidance
· Keeping Children Safe in Education
· Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment between children in schools and colleges
· ‘Life in Likes’
· Safer Internet Day 2018 education packs
· New MARS Form and Guidance Notes
· Time to Talk Day 2018
· Future Training Dates
Hope you all have a great New Year!
Warrington Borough Council
New Town House
Tel: 01925 442928